Jeremy Shulman has built the Eastern Florida State College men's basketball program into a national power, reaching the Elite Eight of the NJCAA National Championship Tournament the past five seasons.
In nine seasons, Shulman has posted 235 wins and been to the national championship tournament five straight seasons, finishing second in 2016-17 and third in 2017-18.
Shulman has been his conference's coach of the year seven straight seasons and the Titans have won their conference title seven straight years.
In 2018-19, the Titans went 28-8 overall and won the Mid-Florida Conference title for the second straight season with a 10-2 record. The team finished runner-up in the state tournament and was an at-large team in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. The Titans made another run in Hutchison, falling in the Elite Eight to South Plains for the second straight year.
In 2017-18, the Titans joined the Mid-Florida Conference and battled a tough conference to claim the regular-season title. It was the first Mid-Florida Conference title and sixth straight conference title for Shulman. The team was once again an at-large team and made it to the semifinals before falling to South Plains. The Titans won the third-place game against Vincennes to place third in the nation.
In 2016-17 the Titans won their fifth consecutive Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference Championship and advanced to the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament for the third straight year and sixth of the seven season he has been the head coach.
Shulman was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year for the fourth straight season as the Titans went a program-best 31-6 overall and 12-3 in the conference. Kareem Brewton became the first Titan under Shulman to be named a first team All-American. Brewton was also named the all-Southern Conference Player of the Year while Ahmed Ali and Joan Duran made the all-Southern Conference first team. Shaq Carter and Eli Abaev made the second team.
The 2015-16 Titans went 28-4 and had a perfect 15-0 record in the conference. C.J. Jackson and B.J. Gladden were named to the FCSAA/NJCAA All-State team while Jackson, Gladden, Kareem Brewton, Djordje Beronja and Austin Awad were named to the All-Southern Conference teams.
The 2014-15 Titans produced eight All-Southern Conference players with four - sophomores Kyle Meyer, Payton Hulsey and Demetrius McReynolds and freshman Djordje Beronja - receiving first-team honors. Named to the second team was sophomore Jermohn Queen. Receiving honorable mention were freshmen Daishon Smith and Marcus Barham and sophomore Landus Anderson.
Shulman was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Sophomores Addison Spruill, Torrance Rowe and Meyer received Conference Player of the Year honors in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. Meyer also was an all-state honoree. Nineteen players in Shulman’s previous three years have moved on to play Division I college basketball.
In 2013-14, the Titans won 24 games, and their second consecutive Southern Conference Championship, advancing to the FCSAA State Tournament for the third time in four seasons. It was also the Titans first back-to-back state appearances in 30 years. Seven players earned All-Conference honors, and three received First-Team All-Conference recognition: Torrance Rowe, Demetrius McReynolds, and Mike Kirkland. Rowe was named Conference Player of the Year.
In 2012-13, the Titans won 26 games, and their first Southern Conference Championship in 13 years. The Titans advanced to the state championship game, losing to the eventual national champion, College of Central Florida, by five points. Six players received All-Conference honors, with Addison Spruill, Nyles Evans, Gary Gaskins, and Jure Gunjina each being named to First Team All-Conference. Spruill was named Conference Player of the Year.
In 2011-2012 the Titans won 21 games, the most since 2000. All eight of Shulman's sophomores from his first recruiting class graduated with degrees, with six receiving NCAA Division I scholarships. Shulman recruited and developed five All-Conference players in his second year: D'Montre Edwards, Cameron Solomon, Ellis Young, Addison Spruill and Nyles Evans.
Shulman's first year also was successful. The Titans won 18 games and qualified for the FCCAA state tournament by winning the Southern Conference Tournament championship. The state tournament appearance was the team's first in 11 years. Shulman had four All-Conference players in his first year: D'Montre Edwards, Ralph Williams, Louis Adams and Isaac Lang.
Turning around programs is nothing new for Coach Shulman. With more than a decade's worth of experience as a highly motivated and respected AAU coach, Shulman also was instrumental in the resurgence of East Mississippi Community College. Capped by that program's first NJCAA Tournament appearance and first-ever MACJC North Division regular-season title, Shulman played a major role in EMCC's recent three-year composite record of 55-32. Following steady improvement in overall records of 11-14 in 2007-08 to 17-11 a year later, the East Mississippi men's basketball program continued its emergence onto the national scene with a history-making 27-7 campaign in 2009. On the heels of semifinal-round state and regional tournament showings the year prior, the 2009-10 Lions punched the school's first-ever ticket to the men's national tournament in Kansas by capturing the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament title.
Shulman arrived on the EMCC campus in 2007 in the midst of a successful affiliation as head basketball coach and program director of the Tennessee-based Midstate Ballerz AAU basketball club. During the past 12 years, the Ballerz program, under Shulman's direction, collected three national top-12 finishes, including a national fourth-place effort in 2005, and three state championships. Shulman posted 415 wins during his stretch as head coach and helped compile more than 800 victories for the program overall, including a program-record 43 wins in 2007.
The Ballerz AAU program has produced 60 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I scholarship players and 126 players who have received college basketball scholarships. Among those standout collegiate players groomed by Shulman in the Ballerz program have been 2010 NBA draft pick Jarvis Varnado of Mississippi State as well as former MSU standout Barry Stewart. More recently, 2007-08 McDonald's All-American Scotty Hopson is a junior at the University of Tennessee and is joined on the Vols' roster by Ballerz alum Skylar McBee. Other former Midstate Ballerz standouts who are either currently competing or have recently competed for NCAA Division I programs include Reginald Delk (Louisville), Richard Delk (Troy), Courtney Pigram (East Tennessee State), Nicchaeus Doaks (Chattanooga), Tyshwan Edmunson (St. John's), Tyrone Caldwell (Austin Peay), Xavier Hansbro (Georgia State), and Nathan Parker (Wofford).
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Shulman earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a double minor in athletic coaching and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003. He played high school basketball at Nashville's University School.